Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Republic of Guinea Bissau/Repûblica da Guiné-Bissau
(Female suffrage 1973/77) A former Portuguese colony became independent in 1974

See also Heads of State and Parliament

1981-83 Minister of Health and Social Affairs Carmen Pereira
1984-89 President of Assembléia Nacional Popular
1984 Acting Head of state (14.5.-16.5.84)
1989-94 Member the Council of State
1990-91 Minister of State (Deputy Premier) for Social Affairs
Member of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC) since 1962 and later Political Commissioner for the Southern Front. Only female member of the 24 member Comité Executivo da Luta (CEL). In 1973-84 Deputy President of Assembléia Nacional Popular, 1975-80 President of the Parliament of Cap Verde (which was in union with Guinea Bissau at the time).She acted as head of state after João Bernardo Viera, Head of state since 1980 was elected President in 1984. In 1999 he was deposed after a military coup d’Etat.(b. 1937-)
 
1988-93 Minister of Social Affairs and Health Henriqueta Godinho Gomes
1993-94 Minister of Labour
1990-94 Minister of Women's Affairs Francisca Lucas Pereira Gomes
1990-94 Member of the Council of State
1993-94 Minister of Social Affairs
1997-99 Minister of The Interior
2003 Minister of State and Councillor charged with Political Affairs and Diplomacy
Francisca Pereira (or possibly Peirreira) was the first female President of a Region before her appointment to the cabinet, 1. Vice-President of Assembléias Nacional 1994-97.

1994-97 Minister of Public Health Eugenia Arauja Perreira Saldanha
2004-05 Minister of Social Solidarity and the Fight against Poverty

1995-99 Minister of Social Affairs and Promotion of Women Nharebat Ninçaia N’Tchasso
2015-16 Minister of National Education
Also known as Nharebat Nancaia Intchasso

1997-99 Minister of National Education Odete Semedo
2004-05 Minister of Health
2014-15 Minister of Education
2015 Nominee for Minister of Education
2015-16 Minister of Education
In October 2015, she was part of a proposed government line-up rejected by the president, but was soon after appointed as part of a new cabinet.

1999 Hilia Garez Gomes Lima Barber
Also known as Ilia or Ilia Barber, she was ambassador to Israel 1995-99 and to France, the Vatican, UNESCO etc. from 2011. (b. 1944-).

1999-2000 Minister of Education Califa Seidi

2000-2001 Minister of Justice Antonieta Rosas Gomes
2001 Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Leader of Foro Cívic da Guiné (Guinean Civil Forum) since 1995 and Presidential Candidate in 1994, 1999 and 2005. In January 2001 her party left the coalition government rejoined it in March.

2000-01 Secretary of State of Employment and Poverty Control Filomena Mendes Mascarenhas Tipote
2001 Minister of Solidarity, Employment and Poverty Alleviation
2001-02 Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and the Diaspora  
2002-03 Minister of Civil Service, Labour and Employment
2003-04 Minister of Defence
(b. 1969-).

2002-03 Minister of National Education Filomena Lopes

2003 (June-July) Designate Minister of Foreign Affairs Francisca Maria Monteiro e Silva Vaz Turpin
Leader of the opposition Plataforma Unida (PU), she did not take up the appointment to the government of consensus, the President wished to form. Presidential Candidate in 2009. (b. 1953.-)

2002 Secretary of State of Tourism Fatoumata Djau Baldé
2002-03 Secretary of State of Social Solidarity and Employment
2003 Minister of Foreign Affairs

2003 Minister of National Education Antonia Da Cunha Cumba Dias

2003-04 Minister of Health Mariama Ba Biague

2003-04 Minister of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture Fatima Barboza

2003-04 Secretary of State of the Treasury Tomasina Manjuba
2013 Secretary of State for Budget
2013-15 Secretary of State of the Treasury and Taxes
2015 Nominee for Secretary of State of the Treasury and Taxes
2015-16 Secretary of State of the Treasury and Taxes
In October 2015, she was part of a proposed Government Line-up rejected by the President, but was later appointed as part of a new cabinet.


2004-05 Minister of Fisheries Helena Nosolini Embalo

2004-05 Secretary of State of Tourism Lurdes Soares Vaz
2009 Minister of Tourism and Handicrafts
2009-12 Minister of Women, Family, Social Cohesion and the Fight Against Poverty

2004-05 Secretary of State of Veteran Affairs Isabel Buscardini

2005 Secretary of State of Planning and Regional Integration Maria Paula da Costa Perreira

2005-07 Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Sola N'Quilin na Bitchita
Deputy Parliamentary Leader of PRS (segunda figura da bancada parlamentar da organização) until 2005.

2005-07 Minister of Social Solidarity, Family and the Fight Against Poverty Adelina Na Tamba

2005-07 Minister of Health Antónia Mendes Teixeira

2005-07 Secretary of State of International Cooperation Tibna Samba Nawana

2007-09 Minster of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and the Diaspora Maria da Conceição Nobre Cabral

2007-09 Minister of Justice Carmelita Barbosa Rodrigues Pires
2014-15 Minister of Justice

2007-08 Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Adjato Djaló Nandigna (Second in Cabinet 2008-12)
2009 Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Diaspora
2009-15 Minister of the Presidency of the Cabinet, Minister of Social Communication and Parliament
2012 Acting Prime Minister (10.02-12.04)
2015 Nominee for Minister of Defence
2015-16 Minister of Defence

Another version of her name is Maria Adiatu Diallo Nandinga. In October 2015, she was part of a proposed government rejected by the President but later appointed in a new cabinet.

2007-08 Minister of Public Health Eugênia Saldanha

2007-08 Minister of Energy and Industry Vença Mendes Naluack

2007-08 Minister of Veteran Affairs Isabel Mendes Correia Buscardine

2008-09 Secretary of State of Environment Tibna Sambé Na Wana

2009 Minister of Women, Family, Social Cohesion and the Fight Against Poverty Fatima Faty

2009-12 Minister of Economy, Planning and Regional Integration Helena Nosoline Embaló

2009-12 Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Maria Evarista de Sousa
2015 Minister of Women, Family and Cocial Cohesion
2016- Secretary of State of Rivers and Fisheries

2009-12 Secretary of State and Budet and Fiscal Affairs
2013-15 Minister of Women, Family and Social Solidarity

2009-12 Secretary of State of Education Besna Na Fonta

2009-12 Minister of Interior Adja Satú Camará Pinto
2. Vice-President of the African Party for Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde Independence (PAIGC), President of the Region of Cacheu 1990-97 Governor of the Region of Gabú 1997-99 and 1. Vice-President of the People's National Assembly 2004-09.  (b. 1948-)

2013 Secretary of State of Youth, Culture and Sports Helena Barbosa
2013-14 Secretary of State of Basic Education and Professional Traning

2013-14 Minister of Women, Family and Social Solidarity Gabriela Fernandes

2013-14 Secretary of State of Higher Education Higina Fernandes dos Santos Sanca

2014-15 Minister of Defence Cadi Mané
2015 Nominee for Minister of Health
2015-16 Minister of Health
A military doctor. I
n October 2015, she was part of a proposed government line-up rejected by the President.

2014-15 Minister of Health Valentina Mendes Tunti Perreira
2015 Nominee for Minister of Women, Family and Social Cohesion
2015-16 Minister of Women, Family and Social Cohesion
In October 2015, she was part of a proposed government line-up rejected by the President, but soon after appointed as part of a new cabinet.

2014-15 Minister of Women, Family and Social Solidarity Bilony Nhassé

2015 Secretary of State of Veterans Anita Aissatu Djaló Sani

2015 and 2016- Secretary of State for Hospital Affairs Maria Inácia Có Mendes Sanhá

2015 Secretary of State of Tourism Fatumata Djau

2015 Nominee for Secretary of State of Local Government Ester Fernandes
2015-16 State Secretary of Local Government
In October 2015, she was part of a proposed government line-up rejected by the President

2015-16 Minister of Justice Aida Fernandes

2016- Secretary of State of Higher Education and Scientific Researc Elizabete Yala

2016- Secretary of State of Basic, Secondary and Professional Education Iracema o Rosário


 

 
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